Smart Design | SmartSlope: Vegetated Retaining Wall
Why not be smarter about how we design retaining walls? SmartSlope is a vegetated retaining wall with unmatched strength. Furbish develops products to find more elegant ways to solve ordinary challenges. So when we tackled the problem of finding innovative eco-friendly solutions to structural retaining walls, we modeled SmartSlope on nature’s multi-functional and elegant approach… and SmartSlope was born.
SmartSlope is a vegetated retaining wall system comprised of open celled pre-cast concrete modules. The system utilizes a polymeric reinforcement strap. Each module is stacked in a staggered pattern that creates planting pockets. The pockets are filled with growth media and planted. The entire face of the wall will be covered with vegetation upon grow out.
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KEY PRODUCT FEATURES
Light Environment Footprint
Less concrete. Mitigate urban heat island effect. Lessens impervious surface. Contributes to LEED.
Functional & Versatile
Versatility in range of batter (70 to 50 degrees). Largest plant pocket of any vegetated retaining wall.
Attractive. Adaptable. Minimizes graffiti.
Wet-cast concrete. True mechanical connection of reinforcement strap to the module.
Creates urban habitat, landscapes, and urban gardens.
Ease of Install
Lightest weight-to-coverage ratio in the industry. Less concrete, less labor, less time.
Contact us for a SmartSlope design ideas, and guidance for using SmartSlope on your project. We can customize SmartSlope details for a variety of applications.
Contact us for 3-part CSI specifications customized to suit your project.
SmartSlope is engineered similarly to other segmental and MSE retaining walls. We can assist engineers to get started designing their first SmartSlope wall, and we are available for any engineering questions. We can provide data files for SmartSlope for use with MSEW and SRWall software. If needed, we can provide complete wall designs.
SmartSlope is sold as a complete vegetated retaining wall system, including structural components, plants and planting soil. This allows us to ensure optimal success of each project.
Installation of SmartSlope is fast and easy. Contact us for a Commercial Installation Guide or Homeowner’s Installation Guide.
SmartSlope walls have superior structural strength and will last for generations. We ensure that the process of design through installation goes smoothly, and afterward we ensure quick and reliable plant coverage and structural integrity. Each SmartSlope wall comes with our Stewardship Program. Contact us for a sample warranty or more information about Stewardship.